Ambition is hailed today as a positive feature: one that top CEOs, actors, and politicians all possess. However, ambition can be a flaw when one lets it run rampant. In William Shakespeare’s classic The Tragedy of Macbeth, the title character Macbeth is led down a fatal path due to prophecies, greed, corruption, but most importantly ambition. Macbeth’s ambition is a driving factor in the play; the more ambitious he becomes, the deeper into evil he falls. His unchecked ambition is his tragic flaw and can be seen developing as the story progresses.
“A man with too much ambition cannot sleep in peace” stated by Maxx Mitchell. This statements describe the people will have some trade off in order to pursue something they have to give up on something. However the goal is really choice could lead to different consequences either positive or negative. This make me remember one of Shakespeare plays is Macbeth described as a tragic character his action is been influenced by his wife. Shakespeare believes that ambition, when taken too far leads to our destruction as shown through Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, however after he has realize what he has done it.
In the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a heroic soldier who fights for the king without mercy, but he has strikes for ambition, his curious nature and his wife’s ambition leads him to the witches who told him the prophecies. After the second prophecy has come true, Macbeth has become the thane of Cawdor. He has led to the growth of his ambition by his thought “whose horrid image doth unfix my hair and Ames my seated heart knock at my rib again the use of
Ambition can drive almost anyone to do things that their consciences normally would not let them do. For this tragic hero, ambition is his folly. Macbeth’s ambition causes him to be susceptible to outsides influences, overrides his conscience and ultimately brings his destruction. Macbeth’s actions have a profound effect on his character for the rest of the play.
These attributes are commonly associated with the opposite gender, and Shakespeare uses this exchange of traits to accentuate the irregularity of the situation being represented. The more dramatic features, though, are Romeo’s, and Shakespeare shows how difficult it is for him not to fit in the box of “being a man”. When Tybalt came to kill Romeo, Mercutio interfered, and it ended up costing him his life. Due to the death of his close friend, Romeo grew enraged and decided to “be a man” and get revenge on Tybalt. “O sweet Juliet, / Thy beauty hath made me effeminate /
claim1: Believes he is a great leader and gives into his tragic flaw: ambition. Which leads him to commit a series of crime. claim2: he is influenced by people around him claim3: A person with great power who is later taken down General statement: Although Macbeth got influenced by people and mislead by the witches, his ambition of gaining power blinded him, and didn’t let him see straight. All he wanted was power, and he would do everything he could to get it, even if it meant murder.
Following Desdemona’s murder, the satanic allusion in Emilia’s accusations “thou art a devil … thou art rash as fire” reduces Othello’s initially high status of an honourable soldier to that of a “cuckhold”. This loss of his positive image leads to Othello’s self-execution in an act of attempted atonement, portrayed in the paradoxical statement “for nought I did in hate, but all in honour …” demonstrates his preoccupation to salvage his reputation. Othello’s inability to face the consequences of his actions, resulting from his obsession with reputation facilitates his ultimate demise and the pathos in this allows the play to retain relevance with modern
In Othello, Shakespeare intentionally made emotion a major flaw because it causes the characters to be easily manipulated and may cause the character to lose rational. Shakespeare did this to show strong of an emotion jealously is. Because of jealousy Iago is able to manipulate every character he talks to, whether they were minor like Brabantio, the father of Desdemona, or a major character like Othello, the Moor, the General, and supposedly Hero. If it weren’t for the jealously then the ending of Othello wouldn’t be so tragic. Othello’s jealously overcame Othello’s love, which made him blind to the truth.
But however, his ambition overcame his good nature when the three witches professed Macbeth a prophecy and it caused Macbeth to believe everything they said. When they told him he would one day be king of Scotland, he decided to take the bloody path, which gradually led him to more power. Macbeth’s power and ambition unfortunately
In the story of Macbeth, the story’s protagonist, Macbeth, is shown as an example of a Shakespearean tragic hero because he shows the characteristics of Aristotle's’ defined tragic hero. A result of Macbeth’s demise is caused by the tragic flaw Macbeth has, which is ambition. Macbeth’s development of character is shattered from a man of nobility to his own destruction. “A tragic hero is a person of noble birth with heroic or potentially heroic qualities,” all which Macbeth meets the standard of. Macbeth’s tragic flaw is ambition, Macbeth desired more that he had, and sacrifices his honor, mind, life, and relationships to have authority and power.
Macbeth At the beginning, Macbeth glorifies as a victorious soldier and crowns as The Thane of Glamis. But after hearing the three witches ' prophecies, “All hail, Macbeth! Hail thee, Thane of Glamis! , Thane of Cawdor!, that shalt be king hereafter”(Shakespeare I.iii.11), Macbeth 's ambition rises and transforms him into an evil character.
Macbeth’s dreadful flaw, his sightless ambition, is a massive contributing influence to his mental collapse. In the course of the play, Macbeth has a propensity to make actions out of his desire for more power. For an example of this avarice is when the witches predict that he will become Thane of Cawdor and later the King of Scotland. When the first prediction comes true, the greed of Macbeth over powers him driving him to kill King Duncan so that he can become king of
Tacitus, a Roman senator and historian, once stated “Those in supreme power always hate their next heir”. By stating this, it connects to the play Macbeth because it also demonstrates how People who are in power like Macbeth will hate the heir to the throne because they want to become the king to accomplish their desires for power. At the beginning of the play a wounded captain is telling the king about the wonders of Macbeth on the battlefield, which gains him the lord or thane of cawdor and glamis. Over the course of the play, Macbeth is plagued by his power lust, which changes him from Thane to the king which then leads to his downfall.
Macbeth’s hamartia is his excessive ambition to become King, which leads to paranoia, and then leads to his death. The Fatal Flaw in Shakespearian tragedies is what classifies the play under that genre. Whilst there is death and sadness in his other plays, to be sorted with his Tragedies the plays must end in the main character’s death brought upon them due to their own faults.
In the story "Macbeth" by Shakespeare, Macbeth is a character that would overlook his actions consequences as long as he ended up with more power. Macbeth greatest flaws are his desire for power and overconfidence, that also drove to his death. As the story progressed Macbeth loses his humanity and is overpowered by his greatest desire. Macbeth family Is also affected by this flaw.